Mickey Rourke Net Worth

Mickey Rourke Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Mickey Rourke net worth is
$15 Million

Mickey Rourke Wiki Biography

Philip Andre Rourke, Jr. was born on 16 September 1952, in Schenectady, New York USA of Irish (father) and Scottish, English, Frencg and German (mother) descent. Known under his professional   name of Mickey Rourke, he has accumulated his net worth from being a boxer, an actor, screenwriter and music supervision.

So just how rich is Mickey Rourke? Sources have estimated that Mickey’s net worth which is currently over $10 million dollars, his wealth having been earned from all the above-mentioned activities.

Mickey Rourke Net Worth $10 Million

Mickey Rourke’s father, Philip Andre Rourke Sr., was a body builder, and his mother, Annette Cameron, worked as a police officer. Rourke was fond of boxing from his early years of adolescence. From 1964 to 1973 his boxing record was twenty-seven wins and three losses, which certainly assisted his net worth. Mickey Rourke further expanded his net worth account as an actor, with a supporting role in the film ‘1941’ directed by Steven Spielberg. Also, he appeared in films including ‘Body Heat’ written and directed by Lawrence Kasdan, ‘Diner’ written and directed by Barry Levinson  – which has brought him the award of the Best Supporting Actor from The National Society of Film Critics – ‘Rumble Fish’ and ‘The Outsiders’ directed by Francis Ford Coppola. However, the film ‘9½ Weeks’ directed by Adrian Lyne increased Mickey’s net worth much more, as he landed a leading role with famous actress Kim Basinger in the erotic thriller; he was considered to be one of the sexiest actors at the time. He also was starred in the films  ‘Barfly’ directed by Barbet Schroeder, ‘Angel Heart’ directed by Alan Parker, ‘Francesco’ directed by Liliana Cavani, ‘Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man’ directed by Simon Wincer, and ‘White Sands’ directed by Roger Donaldson. However, Mickey was a tough personality, and apparently difficult to work with.

In 1991, He decided to check himself to see if he was still able to fight in the ring. This attempt cost him an operation of face plastic surgery, as he was past fighting. In the late 1990’s Mickey got back onto the big screen, and played in the action film ‘Double Team’ directed by Tsui Hark, ‘Another 9½ Weeks’ directed by Anne Goursaud, and ‘Spun’ directed by Jonas Akerlund, but the films were poorly evaluated by critics and audience. Nevertheless, Rourke managed to prove that he was one of the best and added to his net worth after he won several awards for his role of Marv in the thriller ‘Sin City’, which was produced, written and directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez. Later, he landed a very successful role in the Darren Aronofsky directed film ‘The Wrestler’, which has also brought him significant awards including a BAFTA Award, A Golden Globe Award, a nomination of Academy Award and others which increased Mickey Rourke’s net worth too.

Mickey has been married twice: from 1981 to 1989 he was married to Debra Feuer. In 1992 Mickey married Carré Otis, but they divorced in 1998. He has since been dating Terry Farrell, Anastassija Makarenko and Sasha Volkova.

Full NameMickey Rourke
Net Worth$15 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 16, 1952
Place Of BirthSchenectady, New York, United States
Height5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)
Weight169 lbs (76.7 kg)
ProfessionActor, Professional Boxer, Screenwriter
EducationMiami Beach Senior High School, Horace Mann Junior High School
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseCarré Otis (m. 1992–1998), Debra Feuer (m. 1981–1989)
ParentsAnnette Addis, Philip Andre Rourke, Sr.
SiblingsJoey Rourke, Patty Rourke
PartnerAnastassija Makarenko
NicknamesPhilip Andre Rourke Jr. , Eddie Cook , Sir Eddie Cook , El Marielito , Phil Rourke , 'Sir' Eddie Cook , Philip Andre "Mickey" Rourke, Jr.
AwardsBest Supporting Actor from The National Society of Film Critics, BAFTA Award, A Golden Globe AwardAcademy Award
NominationsAcademy Award,
Movies‘The Wrestler’, ‘Another 9½ Weeks’, ‘Double Team’, ‘White Sands’, ‘Barfly’ , ‘Sin City’, ‘Angel Heart’, ‘9½ Weeks' , ‘Francesco’,‘Rumble Fish’,‘The Outsiders’, ‘Diner’, ‘Body Heat’
1Muscular physique
2His 1950s style pompadour
3His deep voice
Iron Man 2 (2010)$400,000
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991)$2,750,000
1[on his decision to retire from acting in 1991 and become a boxer] I had to go back to boxing because I was self-destructing. I had no respect for myself being an actor. So I went back to a profession which really humbled me.
2[on his first thoughts on The Wrestler (2008)] I didn't really care for the script, but I wanted to work with Darren (Aronofsky) and I kind of thought that whoever wrote the script hadn't spent as much time as I had around these kind of people and he wouldn't have spoken the way the dude was speaking in the screenplay. And so Darren let me rewrite all my part and he put the periods in and crossed the t's. So once we made that change I was OK with it.
3[on ex-wife Carré Otis] I waited 10 years for her to come back... I won't compromise. Carre was thunder and lightning. If I can't have thunder and lighting then I won't have anything. It'll be a one-night stand here and there, but I'm not going to compromise. I can't.
4I met Warren Beatty one time and I thought ... "What a creepy puke ass." [1994 interview]
5Alec Baldwin, Daniel Day-Lewis, Kevin Costner ... you put me in a room with any of these actors, I'll eat their asshole. (1994 interview)
6[on Michael Cimino] Hollywood hung him by his heels and that little prick Robert Downey? He's gotten like a million chances. And you know, the rumors have taken their toll on him. He needs to humble himself like I've had to do. He needs to make a film less than 10 million and show them he can do that. I'd work for scale for him.
7People say, "You're so aggressive, you're so competitive." So what? What the f**k is wrong with that? I'll be less aggressive and competitive when they put me in the ground, OK?
8[on his Passion Play (2010) co-star Megan Fox] She is the best young actress I've ever worked with. I don't know if a lot of her films have showcased her acting ability more than, say, being action oriented, but she really stepped up to the plate with this one and was very consistent and professional, beyond her years. At 23, I couldn't do half of what she's doing.
9(1987 Playboy Interview) Success has changed me in one way, exposed me to a certain level of independence-a kind of selfishness that I'm ashamed of. I got ants in my pants. But the fact is, when I'm working with people I want to, on a project that I respect, I really do love acting. And that's all that matters. It's almost as good as catching somebody with a good left hook.
10The first act of my life was crazy, but I've learned from it. If you've got the guts and the desire and the talent, the first time around is easy. The second time around, it's murder. How many guys make it round the second bend?
11I'm looking for an English wife. I'm looking for a house over here (in England). I need a boxing ring though and a full-sized gym. London's like my second home.
12Monogamy? I can't wait. I don't practice it, because I haven't met the one I'd practice it with, but I believe in it absolutely. I'd join that club in a heartbeat.
13[on Sylvester Stallone] Stallone, when I was flat broke and I could hardly pay for a bowl of spaghetti in a restaurant, gave me a couple of weeks on Get Carter (2000), and that paid my f***in' rent for eight months.
14[on Hollywood reaction to The Wrestler (2008)] I got the most touching letters and communiques from everywhere. From Emma Thompson, who I've never met, to Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, and Jon Voight. I got a letter from Kim Basinger, who I hadn't heard from in 20 years. I just thought, "Wow." I mean, for me, I don't think I could've had a better compliment than a few words from Al Pacino.
15[on losing the Best Actor Oscar to Sean Penn] I didn't think I was gonna win, because of Proposition 8 and the whole gay marriage thing that was going on in California. But it wasn't just that. Sean did a hell of a job with his character.
16[During his acceptance speech at the 2009 Film Independent Spirit Awards] Eric Roberts is probably the best actor I ever worked with, and I don't know why in the last 15 years, ain't nobody give him a chance to show his s*** again, because whatever he did 15, 20 years ago should be forgiven, and I'm g**d*** serious about that. Eric Roberts is the f***in' man. And, like I got, he deserves a second chance. And I wish there would be one g**d*** filmmaker in this room that would let him fly because the man, he is something else.
17Hollywood is a very unforgiving place.
18[on training for The Wrestler (2008)] It was physically brutal. I had to do seven and a half months of extensive weightlifting, and eating six or seven meals a day, to put on 27 pounds of muscle.
19[on his Oscar nomination for The Wrestler (2008)] In the end, the Oscar should be about the acting. But there is a lot of grey, a lot of politics involved and a lot of interests. I did all I could do. Whatever happens, happens. I want to keep moving forward. There are always things that happen as the years go by, but I can't complain. I'm still standing.
20My grandmother always said: "God has a plan for all of us." I should have went along with his, not mine, my plan sucked!
21I read a lot of biographies from Montgomery Clift to Errol Flynn. And it's the same thing, where you take people who are tremendously famous, and over time the power or money doesn't fill the gaps, and the emptiness that comes along with the ride.
22I wasn't in the [19]90s, I was sitting on the bench.
23[on the Israeli trainer he worked with for The Wrestler (2008)] He was this Jewish kinda dude who couldn't work on Fridays. And I couldn't wait for that day to come along.
24As long as I can work with people I'm excited about working with, it will be okay. I just can't work for the paycheck.
25[on the last moments of his brother Joe's life] I was shaking. I went back in the bedroom and I put my arms around him and said, "Hey, bro. I know how painful it is." I told him how much I loved him and everything. And I said, "If you gotta go somewhere right now," I said, "you go ahead and go there and I'll meet you there later on sometime." I said, 'But if you gotta go now, that's okay, 'cause I'll be okay, you understand?" And he took these weird kind of breaths and died in my arms.
26My mother gave me away to somebody else-who abused my brother and me for years. And if it goes on for years and years, you're better to take that person outside and put a bullet in the back of their head. Because you don't get over it. You don't get over the Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) that goes on for a decade-plus.
27[on his losing his brother Joe to cancer] The bravest person I ever met in my life was my brother. And I miss him terribly. I wonder where he is right now. I think about that a lot. I think about if I'm gonna see him again. I think about if he's with me ... I think of him every night. He suffered. He didn't want to go.
28Cate Blanchett is an actress. Paris Hilton is not.
29If I wasn't Catholic, I probably would have blown my brains out.
30[on his determination to make the most of his comeback] I'll never lose it all again. It was too much hard work to get it back and too lonely and too dark. I've worked too hard for it. It would be too hard to take.
31[on his comeback with The Wrestler (2008)] The old me wasn't accountable or responsible for anything. There were no rules, and I didn't fear any consequences or repercussions of any kind. I don't want to go back to that dark place because this is my last chance, and I'm not going to get another.
32[on Keira Knightley] She's a real lady.
33[on meeting wrestling legend Roddy Piper at a screening of The Wrestler (2008)] He went on to pay us like highest compliments that we could wish for. And actually he got a little emotional about it. And it was kind of like, it was hard holding this guy and hearing him and talking back to him and understanding where he's been-the journey that he's been on and all the others that were like him. Because when your time has come and gone and that's the only thing you know, you can't go and be a goddamn busboy somewhere. You just can't do it. And the options aren't a lot. And it's not very pretty.
34I remember looking at myself in the mirror and thinking: look at what happened to you. I had blown everything, you know? I lost my credibility, my marriage, my money, my soul. I said to myself, you've got to change. And I realized that the acting was the only thing I had left.
35[on making Body Heat (1981)] I remember doing the scenes with William Hurt, who was a pretty big movie star at the time. And I'm thinking: "Well, if that's a movie star, I'm not going to have no problem in this town." So, you know, the attitude. It was there from the start.
36[on making The Wrestler (2008)] I got hurt more in the three months of wrestling than I did in 16 years of boxing.
37[after losing the Best Actor Oscar to Sean Penn] I expect to be back at the Oscars in about two years time. I expect my script 'Wild Horses' to be picked up soon, I'll star in it, and then win the Oscar.
38[on Marisa Tomei] She's a hell of a talent and was very brave for taking her clothes off all the time. I enjoyed looking at her!
39[on losing the Best Actor Oscar to Sean Penn] It's bittersweet. I said to myself I'd rather have Loki [his pet dog who died] another two years than an Oscar and I told her that.
40[on making Barfly (1987)] The director [Barbet Schroeder] was kind of an a**hole, but the project was very interesting. 'Charles Bukowski' was on the set. I liked Charlie. Charlie was cool with me. I was never a Bukowski fanatic or anything. I did enjoy reading a few of his books, but, you know, it wasn't like he was Tennessee Williams to me.
41[on Killshot (2008)] I think that movie is the best work I've done for 15 years.
42I'm Irish and French.
43[on hanging out with real-life gangster John Gotti] We were watching a soccer game one time during the World Cup, and Italy and Ireland were playing. I said, "John"-because he, you know, liked to gamble-I said, "I'll take Ireland." And Italy was favored up the ass, right? But Ireland ended up winning the f**king game. And before that I said to John, "What do you want to bet? Ten grand? Whatever? Whatever you want to do." He says, "No, no. I'm never going to take your money. Let's bet watches." Right? I'll tell you something. His friends came over three weeks later and brought me the most beautiful f**king watch I've ever seen. Autographed, "To Mick, All the best. JG."
44[on working with Anthony Hopkins in Desperate Hours (1990)] I learned a lot watching Tony in action. I mean, here's a guy who's been one of the great actors for years and he's still got the enthusiasm of a kid. He keeps trying to sustain a higher and higher level. You can't tell from looking at him, but try moving him. The guy's strong, he's built like a fire hydrant.
45[on his decision to do The Wrestler (2008)] When I read the story and then met Darren Aronofsky I knew he was going to make me go to some dark places and it would be painful emotionally and physically. But I'm so glad I did it because it is the best work I've done in the best film of my career.
46[on his wild 80s partying] My mansion in Beverly Hills was like something from Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) - Elvis on acid. The neighbors were moving in and out almost monthly.
47[on the death of his beloved 17-year-old dog Loki] Loki is deeply missed but with me in spirit. I feel very blessed that she fell asleep peacefully in my arms.
48[on his training regime for The Wrestler (2008)] In six months I went from 195 pounds to 230. This was solid muscle. I hired a trainer from the Israeli army, and he was very strict. We trained twice a day with heavy weights, and my eating habits became super-high protein, low carbs, and, let's say, a lot of vitamins.
49[how doing The Wrestler (2008) changed his attitude to wrestling] I have a lot of respect for a sport I was ignorant about. I take my hat off to those guys, I really do.
50[on Wrestling] It was a sport I looked down on as fake and theatrical. My half brothers used to go and watch it all the time and think it was real, but I couldn't stand the f**king sport. I had a terrible disdain for it.
51Actors should shut up about politics, because they tend to be ill-informed finger-pointers who just cozy up to some flavor-of-the-month liberal, you know?
52[Receiving his Best Actor Bafta for The Wrestler (2008)] I want to thank my publicist, Paula Woods, for having the hardest job in showbiz: telling me ... what to eat, how to dress, what to f***.
53[on his early days in Hollywood] I was bouncing at a transvestite nightclub... and back then all the transvestites were on this sh*t called Angel Dust, so you'd hit them over the head with a baseball bat but they'd keep on coming.
54[on his lean years] I called up a guy who used to hang with me and asked where I might get me some construction work. He brushed me off and said he didn't have time for my sh*t.
55Hollywood's a town built on envy.
56I'll never be mellow, OK? I'd rather be dead than mellow. You might as well take me out the back and shoot me in the back of the head before I'm going to be mellow.
57[on fears he may miss out on an Oscar for The Wrestler (2008)] It's voted for by people from the movie business and in the past I've hacked them all off. I was good at that. It came easy to me. I stupidly said acting wasn't a job for a real man. I threatened producers, raged at directors, forgot my agent's name. I really burned my bridges. And a lot of people have long memories.
58I really only want to work with material that has integrity, and with actors and directors that I respect. You know, people like Tony Scott, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino-there's a shortlist.
59[on making Spun (2002)] I couldn't stand making that movie. I hated every second of it.
60I heard someone say Hollywood's a celebration of mediocrity, which rings pretty true to me.
61[on his acting comeback with The Wrestler (2008)] I didn't think I'd come back to this level ever again. I hoped I would but I thought too much time had gone by.
62You know the song "I Fought the Law and the Law Won"? Well, I fought the system and it kicked the living shit out of me!
63[on Sean Penn and his performance in Milk (2008)] Thought he did an average pretend acting like he was gay. Besides, he's one of the most homophobic people I know.
64For 12 years I was alone, I had lost everything. The three people closest to me-my brother, my grandmother and my ex-wife-were no longer there. I had no real friends. I saw a few girls, Russian strippers mostly, but I wasn't looking for a girlfriend. My wife's name [Carré Otis] was tattooed on my arm. She was the love of my life.
65Who do I share the good things happening to me with? My dogs, I guess.
66[on his boxing career] I was fighting guys 15 years younger than me. . . . But I won 10 of 12 fights and had two draws.
67[on Nicole Kidman's refusal to work with him] If I was Nicole Kidman, I wouldn't want to work with me, either. She'd have to stand up to the plate and get exposed. She wouldn't have known what hit her. I was flat broke at the time. In the Cut (2003) would have been my first big part in a comeback. But it was my fault to put myself in a position where someone like her could dictate whether I worked or not.
68I always thought I'd accomplish something special. Like robbing a bank.
69[in 2003, on The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984)] It was the most fun I've ever had on a movie. It was one of the happiest times in my life. I was living in New York, and I really enjoyed acting at the time. [pauses] Also, it's funny because that was also the time when I went downhill.
70(on his film Spun (2002)) I didn't care for the material and I wasn't real interested in the cast. But two years ago I put myself in the hands of an agent, David Unger at ICM, and he said, "Do the movie." So I did.
71[on his earlier success] I didn't have a childhood, really, because I worked my whole life and . . . other reasons. So when I had some success, I went ballistic. That was my childhood, and the party kept going on. I didn't get off my motorcycle for 10 years.
72[on President George W. Bush] George is doing a hell of a job during very difficult times, more power to him. Screw all them people who don't like him.
73I've talked to my priest a lot. I used to have to call him or the shrink when there was an explosion, because I was really good at not talking to anybody until there was an explosion. My priest is this cool Italian from New York. We go down to his basement and he opens the wine. We smoke a cigarette and I have my confession. He sends me upstairs to do my Hail Marys. I mean, I'm no Holy Joe, but I have a strong belief. If I wasn't Catholic I would have blown my brains out. I would pray to God. I would say, "Please, can you send me just a little bit of daylight?" He talked me out of it and we started meeting. His name is Father Pete and he lives in New York. Father Pete put me back on the right track.
74You get desensitized to pain and for three and a half years I developed these symptoms of brain damage-you forget what you did the night before. You have to get out when the doctors tell you to; otherwise, you're on queer street for the rest of your life. One doctor said to me before a big fight, "our neurological report doesn't look too good." I was like four fights away from a big, big fight and he said, "Mickey, how much are they paying you? Look at your tests-you won't be able to count the money".
75I lost the house, the wife, the credibility, the entourage. I lost my soul. I was alone ... I'm sort of OK with it now, but the first time I'm in there, pushing a f***ing cart, getting my supper. I used to go to the 24-hour place in gay town, so no one would recognize me. The only thing I could afford was a shrink, so that's where my money went. Three times a week for the first two years. The year after that, twice a week and now I'm down to once a week. I've only missed two appointments in six years.
76[1994] I thought my talent would transcend my outspokenness. I was wrong. I'm willing to give them 100 per cent this time. I just want a second chance at Hollywood.
77[on what he wants in a woman] It's like when I buy a horse. I don't want a thick neck and short legs.
1In a 1994 interview at Cannes, Rourke said his favorite actors were Claude Rains, Basil Rathbone, Peter Lorre, Richard Harris, Errol Flynn, Terence Stamp and Al Pacino.
2As of 2015, he has never guest-starred on a scripted television series.
3Attended The Wrestler UK VIP Screening in London, England on Jan. 5th. [January 2009]
4Attended the Sin City premiere in Tokyo, Japan on Sept. 27th. [September 2005]
5He toured Moscow, Russia's overcrowded Butyrka jail to prepare for his new role as a Russian villain in Iron Man 2 (2010). [March 2009]
6Attended the New Year's Eve 2009 party at LIV Nightclub at the Fontainebleau Hotel In Miami Beach, Florida on Dec. 31st. [December 2008]
7Attended the 2007 Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France. [May 2007]
8Currently, Domino (2005), a Tony Scott flick is in post-production. He plays "Ed". [April 2005]
9Attended The Orange British Academy Film Awards 2009 in London, England on February 8th. [February 2009]
10Attended the Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture A/W 2010 in Paris, France on July 8th. [July 2009]
11Attended the 2008 Toronto Film Festival in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on Sept. 8th. [September 2008]
12He toured Russia's overcrowded Butyrka jail to prepare for his new role as a Russian villain in Iron Man 2 (2010). [March 2009]
13Attended the 15th Sarajevo Film Festival in Bosnia. He later visited Dubrovnik, Croatia on the same trip. [August 2009]
14Attended the Tao Nightclub three year anniversary celebration in Las Vegas, Nevada on Nov. 8th. [November 2008]
15Attended The Wrestler premiere in Paris, France on Feb. 5th. [February 2009]
16Attended the 3rd Rome International Film Festival - Opening Ceremony Dinner Honoring Al Pacino in Rome, Italy on Oct. 22nd. [October 2008]
17His new film The Wrestler (2008) has won the best picture award at the Venice Film Festival. [September 2008]
18Attended the 2005 Cannes Film Festival in France on May 20th. [May 2005]
19Attended the Inglourious Basterds London Premiere on July 23rd. [July 2009]
20Attended the 65th Venice Film Festival in Italy. [September 2008]
21Attended the Sin City London Premiere on May 23rd. [May 2005]
22Attended the Spun UK Premiere in London, England on Nov. 26th. [November 2003]
23Attended the Revolver London Premiere on Sept. 20th. [September 2005]
24Studied the martial art of Hwa Rang Do for six years under Tae-joon Lee, the son of the art's founder. He credits Grandmaster Lee for turning his life around (after dealing with personal and professional problems) through the study of the art.
26In July 1964, Mickey Rourke, fighting as Phil Rourke, won a 3-round decision over Roger Hough in an amateur boxing match in Miami, Florida.
27In August 1964, Mickey Rourke, fighting as Phil Rourke, won a 3-round decision over Jesus Carranza in an amateur boxing match at the Boys Club of Miami.
28In 1970, Mickey Rourke, fighting as Phil Rourke, knocked out Ken Jacobs in 14 seconds of an amateur boxing match in Miami Beach, Florida.
29In 1970, Mickey Rourke, fighting as Phil Rourke, knocked out Paul Malsoh in 29 seconds of an amateur boxing match in Miami, Florida.
30In 1971, Mickey Rourke, fighting as Phil Rourke, knocked out Leroy Harrington in 15 seconds of an amateur boxing match in Miami, Florida.
31From 1964-1973, Mickey Rourke compiled an amateur boxing record of 27 wins, 17 by knockout, and 3 defeats.
32Mickey Rouke defeated Javier Villanueva by decision in a scheduled 3-round amateur boxing match in 1964 at the Boys Club of Miami.
33On Feb. 15, 1972 at the Boys Club of Miami (Florida), Rourke knocked out Ronald Robinson in 18 seconds of a scheduled 3-round amateur boxing match (147lbs.). Rourke was introduced as Phil Rourke.
34On Aug.20, 1973 at the Boys Club of Miami (Florida), Rourke climbed off the canvas to knockout 'Sherman "Big Train' Bergman'in 31 seconds of a scheduled 3-round amateur boxing match(147lbs.). Rourke was introduced as Phillip Rourke.
35On May 7, 1972 at the Boys Club of Miami (Florida), Rourke knocked out John Carver in 39 seconds of a scheduled 3-round amateur boxing match (147lbs.). Rourke was introduced as Phil Rourke.
36Himself from Miami, turned down the role of Det. Sonny Crockett on Miami Vice (1984), which went to his co-star in Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991) Don Johnson. The role was also offered to Nick Nolte, Jeff Bridges and Tom Berenger.
37Engaged to Russian model Anastassija Makarenko [December 8, 2009].
38Ex-brother-in-law of Ian Feuer and Jordan Otis.
39In a 2008 interview with, Rourke said his five favorite films were The Deer Hunter (1978), The Godfather (1972) & The Godfather: Part II (1974), Lonely Are the Brave (1962), On the Waterfront (1954) and Gilda (1946).
40On October 16, 2004, his younger brother, Joey Rourke (born June 25, 1954) died of lung cancer. He was 50 years old. Mickey credited his brother Joey with preventing him from committing suicide in 1998.
41In October 2001, he paid half a million pounds for a house in County Wicklow in Ireland.
42Other movies he is alleged to have turned down include 48 Hrs. (1982), Platoon (1986), Top Gun (1986) and Tombstone (1993).
43Injuries he received as a boxer include a split tongue and a compressed cheekbone. Surgeons rebuilt his nose with cartilage from his ear. His balance also suffers to this day if he is tired or drinks alcohol.
44On the Waterfront (1954) director Elia Kazan said that Rourke's student audition was the best audition piece he'd seen in 30 years.
45His father was of half Irish and half German descent, and his mother was of French-Canadian, English, and a small amount of German, ancestry. Mickey's and Mickey's father's middle name, "Andre", was the surname of Mickey's paternal grandmother.
46Turned down lead roles in Highlander (1986), The Untouchables (1987) and Rain Man (1988).
47Was great friends with Bullet (1996) co-star and rapper Tupac Shakur, and Leonard Termo.
48Was offered a role in Revolver (2005), but turned it down to do Domino (2005).
49In its obituary of poet Charles Bukowski, the screenwriter of Barfly (1987), "The New York Post" used a photo of Rourke as Henry Chinaski in the film instead of a photo of the poet himself.
50Is a good friend of French singer and painter Tristan, who designed, among other things, the "tiger jacket" Rourke wears in Homeboy (1988).
51Was considered for a role in Inglourious Basterds (2009).
52Turned down Bruce Willis' role in Pulp Fiction (1994) to write and star in F.T.W. (1994).
53Was originally cast as "Stuntman Mike" in Death Proof (2007).
54Has admitted in interviews that he only did Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991) for the money.
55Was considered for the role of Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs (1991).
56Visited former World Middleweight Boxing Champion Carlos Monzón while Monzón was in prison for murder in Argentina. The two reportedly boxed an exhibition.
57As a boxer, his nickname was "El Marielito".
58Used to co-own a very tiny soda fountain/ice cream/magazine stand in Beverly Hills with his hairdresser pal Giuseppe Franco called Mickey & Joey's.
59On Dec. 12, 1993 he knocked-out Terry Jesmer in Spain in 4 rounds.
60On Nov. 20, 1993, he knocked-out Thomas McCoy in 3 rounds in Germany.
61On June 3, 1992 he knocked-out Darrell Miller in one round in Japan.
62Sparred with world champions James Toney and Carlos Monzón.
63As an amateur boxer, put together a knockout streak of 12 straight.
64Retired from boxing undefeated after boxing a draw with "Irish" Sean Gibbons in Davie, Florida in 1994.
65Made his professional boxing debut on May 23, 1991 in Florida by winning a 4 round decision over Steve Powell.
66Was trained by Sandra Seacat.
67Was first offered the role of Axel Foley in Beverly Hills Cop (1984). It was eventually passed on to Sylvester Stallone, and, after many script revisions, Eddie Murphy.
68Grew up in the tough Miami area known as Liberty City.
69Was rushed to Cedars Sinai Medical Center in L.A. His reps said it was for an allergic reaction to cough syrup he was taking to battle the flu. Rourke was released a few hours later. [April 1999]
70Walked off the set of Luck of the Draw (2000) when the producers refused to let him include his pet chihuahua in the movie. [August 1999]
71Has an younger sister named Patty, a younger half-brother named Joey Rourke, and six step-siblings.
72Used to own a gym in West Hollywood called Shapiro.
73Arrested by the LAPD and charged with spousal abuse. [July 1994]
74Filmed a role in The Thin Red Line (1998), that eventually got cut. He gets thanked in the credits.
75Kim Basinger once called him "The Human Ashtray".
76Is a motorcycle enthusiast.
77Became a professional boxer in 1991 but retired in 1995.
78Has at least seven tatoos including a tiger head with Chinese symbolson his left shoulder, a bulls skull on his right bicep, and a shamrock on his left forearm.


Unhinged2018/Ipre-productionDr. Elder
Tiger2017/IcompletedFrank Donovan
WEAPONiZED2016/IProfessor Clarence Peterson
Blunt Force Trauma2015Zorringer
War Pigs2015Major A.J. Redding
Ashby2015Ashby Holt
Skin Traffik2015Vogel
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For2014Marv
Dead in Tombstone2013VideoBlacksmith
Java Heat2013Malik
Black November2012Tom Hudson
The Courier2012Maxwell
Immortals2011King Hyperion
Passion Play2010Nate Poole
The Expendables2010Tool
Iron Man 22010Ivan Vanko
Rogue Warrior2009Video GameDick Marcinko (voice)
Killshot2008Armand 'Blackbird' Degas
The Informers2008Peter
The Wrestler2008Randy 'The Ram' Robinson
Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker2006Darrius Sayle
True Crime: New York City2005Video GameTerrence Higgins (voice)
Domino2005Ed Moseby
Sin City2005Marv
Driv3r2004Video GameJericho (voice)
Man on Fire2004Jordan Kalfus
Once Upon a Time in Mexico2003Billy
Masked and Anonymous2003Edmund
Spun2002The Cook
Picture Claire2001Eddie
The Follow2001ShortHusband
They Crawl2001Tiny Frakes
The Pledge2001/IJim Olstad
Enrique Iglesias: Hero2001Video shortVillian (uncredited)
Get Carter2000Cyrus Paice
Animal Factory2000Jan the Actress
Shades1999Paul S. Sullivan
Shergar1999Gavin O'Rourke
Out in Fifty1999Jack Bracken
Thicker Than Blood1998TV MovieFather Frank Larkin
Point Blank1998Rudy Ray
Buffalo '661998The Bookie
The Rainmaker1997Bruiser Stone
Another Nine & a Half Weeks1997John Gray
Double Team1997Stavros
Bullet1996Butch 'Bullet' Stein
Exit in Red1996Ed Altman
Fall Time1995Florence
F.T.W.1994Frank T. Wells
The Last Outlaw1993TV MovieGraff
White Sands1992Gorman Lennox
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man1991Harley Davidson
Desperate Hours1990Michael Bosworth
Wild Orchid1989James Wheeler
Homeboy1988Johnny Walker
A Prayer for the Dying1987Martin Fallon
Angel Heart1987Harry Angel
9½ Weeks1986John
Year of the Dragon1985Stanley White
The Pope of Greenwich Village1984Charlie
Rumble Fish1983The Motorcycle Boy
Eureka1983Aurelio D'Amato
Diner1982Robert 'Boogie' Sheftell
Hardcase1981TV MoviePerk Dawson
Body Heat1981Teddy Lewis
Heaven's Gate1980Nick Ray
Rape and Marriage: The Rideout Case1980TV MovieJohn Rideout
Fade to Black1980Richie
Act of Love1980TV MovieJoseph Cybulkowski
City in Fear1980TV MovieTony Pate
Love in the Hamptons1976Video shortSwede


Bullet1996as 'Sir' Eddie Cook
F.T.W.1994story - as 'Sir' Eddie Cook
Homeboy1988earlier screenplay - uncredited / written by - as Eddie Cook

Music Department

Bullet1996music supervisor


Death Proof2007special thanks
The Thin Red Line1998thanks


WWE Hall of Fame 20092009TV SpecialHimself
CMT Insider2009TV SeriesHimself
La traversée du désir2009DocumentaryHimself
Prozhektorperiskhilton2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Star Movies: Live from the Red Carpet2009TV MovieHimself
Rencontres de cinéma2009TV SeriesHimself
The 81st Annual Academy Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
Gomorron2004-2009TV SeriesHimself - The Wrestler / Himself - Om Filmen Man on Fire
Charlie Rose2009TV SeriesHimself
This Morning2009TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
The Orange British Academy Film Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
The Orange British Academy Film Awards: Red Carpet2009TV SpecialHimself
Larry King Live2009TV SeriesHimself
Le grand journal de Canal+2005-2009TV Series documentaryHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2009TV SeriesHimself
The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2008TV SeriesHimself
The Graham Norton Show2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Dark Side of Fame with Piers Morgan2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Piilokamerapäälliköt2008TV SeriesHimself
Game of the Century2007TV MovieHimself
Quelli che... il calcio2006TV SeriesHimself
3rd Irish Film and Television Awards2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
El Magacine2005TV SeriesHimself
Corazón de...2005TV SeriesHimself
Tout le monde en parle2005TV SeriesHimself
Sin City: The Premiere2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
On a tout essayé2005TV SeriesHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2005TV SeriesHimself
Starz on the Set: Sin City2005TV Short documentaryHimself
Vengeance Is Mine: Reinventing 'Man on Fire'2005Video documentaryHimself
La semaine du cinéma2004TV SeriesHimself
V Graham Norton2003TV SeriesHimself
E! True Hollywood Story1999TV Series documentary
Hollywood: Wild in the Streets1999Video documentaryHimself - Party footage
Champions Forever: The Latin Legends1997Himself (uncredited)
Mickey Rourke, Actor or Boxer?1996TV ShortHimself
The Theory of Obstacles1996TV ShortHimself
Sorpresa, ¡Sorpresa!1996TV SeriesHimself
The Word1994TV SeriesHimself
Querida Concha1992TV SeriesHimself
Goles son amores1992TV SeriesHimself
Wetten, dass..?1990TV SeriesHimself
Lunettes noires pour nuits blanches1988TV SeriesHimself
All the Way Up2017ShortHimself
The Lineup: Boxing's Greatest2016TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Hollywood Banker2014DocumentaryHimself
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2005-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Evening Urgant2014TV SeriesHimself
Generation Iron2013DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
The Good Son: The Life of Ray Boom Boom Mancini2013DocumentaryHimself
Fashion News Live2007-2013TV SeriesHimself
Close Up2013TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee / Actor
Verry Terry2012TV MovieHimself
True Crime: The Movie2012DocumentaryHimself
Sunset Strip2012DocumentaryHimself
I Am Bruce Lee2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Tavis Smiley2009-2012TV SeriesHimself
Piers Morgan Tonight2011TV SeriesHimself
Made in Hollywood2010-2011TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2009-2011TV SeriesHimself
Before the Battle: The Making of' 'The Expendables'2010Video documentary shortHimself
Gylne tider2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Scream Awards 20102010TV SpecialHimself
Iron Man 2: Practical Meets Digital2010Video shortHimself
Ultimate Iron Man: The Making of 'Iron Man 2'2010Video documentaryHimself
Inferno: The Making of 'The Expendables'2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009-2010TV SeriesHimself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2005-2010TV SeriesHimself
Mark at the Movies2010TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1994-2010TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Cinema 31990-2010TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2009-2010TV SeriesHimself
Be Good Johnny Weir2010TV SeriesHimself
Golden Globes Red Carpet Live2010TV SpecialHimself
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Alex Zane's GuestList2009TV SeriesHimself
MMA H.E.A.T.2009TV SeriesHimself
42nd Street: River to River2009DocumentaryHimself
Mentoring Mickey Rourke2009ShortHimself (voice)
Dancing with the Stars2009TV SeriesHimself - Audience Member
Hannity2009TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The Day Before2009TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Loose Women2009TV SeriesHimself
Xposé2009TV SeriesHimself
Inside the Actors Studio2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Mission Hollywood2009TV SeriesHimself
Alan Carr: Chatty Man2009TV SeriesHimself
Spike's Guys Choice2009TV SpecialHimself
The 2009 Independent Spirit Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
WWE Smackdown!2009TV SeriesHimself
Within the Ring2009Video documentaryHimself
Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Diaz2009TV SpecialHimself
The 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania2009TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

Welcome to the Basement2013-2015TV SeriesHenry / Edmund
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films2014DocumentaryHenry (uncredited)
Dai nostri inviati: La Rai racconta la Mostra del cinema di Venezia 1980-19892013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Breaking the Code: Behind the Walls of Chris Jericho2010VideoHimself
Ricky Steamboat: The Life Story of the Dragon2010VideoHimself
Richard Roeper & the Movies2010TV SeriesIvan Vanko Whiplash
WWE Raw2009-2010TV SeriesHimself
Quelli che... il calcio2010TV SeriesHimself
VH1 News Presents: Plastic Surgery Obsession2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Live from Studio Five2009TV SeriesHimself
WWE Smackdown!2009TV SeriesHimself
The Graham Norton Show2008TV SeriesHimself
La Marató 20072007TV SpecialHarry Angel
Francis Ford Coppola Directs 'John Grisham's The Rainmaker'2007Video documentary shortHimself
Colors en sèrie2007TV SeriesThe Motorcycle Boy
Premio Donostia a Matt Dillon2006TV SpecialThe Motorcycle Boy (uncredited)
Dateline NBC2006TV Series documentaryHimself
I Am a Bounty Hunter: Domino Harvey's Life2006Video documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
80s2005TV Series documentaryJohn
Corazón de...2005TV Series
On Location in Tulsa: The Making of 'Rumble Fish'2005Video shortHimself
Cinema mil2005TV SeriesHimself
Sexes2005TV SeriesJohn
E! 101 Most Starlicious Makeovers2004TV Movie documentaryHImself
Die Geschichte des erotischen Films2004TV Movie documentary
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second2003Video documentaryJohn (uncredited)
Celebrity Naked Ambition2003TV Movie documentary
Sendung ohne Namen2003TV Series documentaryRobert Sheftell
I Drink, I Gamble and I Write: The Making of Barfly2002Video documentary shortHenry Chinaski
E! True Hollywood Story2002TV Series documentaryHimself

Won Awards

2013Award of MeritAccolade CompetitionVoice-Over TalentGeneration Iron (2013)
2010IOFCP AwardInternational Online Film Critics' PollBest Actor in a Leading RoleThe Wrestler (2008)
2010Scream AwardScream AwardsBest VillainIron Man 2 (2010)
2009Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaThe Wrestler (2008)
2009BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Leading ActorThe Wrestler (2008)
2009COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest ActorThe Wrestler (2008)
2009Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Male LeadThe Wrestler (2008)
2009ICS AwardInternational Cinephile Society AwardsBest ActorThe Wrestler (2008)
2009IFC AwardIowa Film Critics AwardsBest ActorThe Wrestler (2008)
2009IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Actor (Miglior attore protagonista)The Wrestler (2008)
2009ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsActor of the YearThe Wrestler (2008)
2009OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActorThe Wrestler (2008)
2009American Riviera AwardSanta Barbara International Film Festival
2008EDA Special Mention AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBravest Performance AwardThe Wrestler (2008)
2008ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Actor in a Leading RoleThe Wrestler (2008)
2008BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest ActorThe Wrestler (2008)
2008CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorThe Wrestler (2008)
2008DFCS AwardDetroit Film Critic Society, USBest ActorThe Wrestler (2008)
2008FFCC AwardFlorida Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorThe Wrestler (2008)
2008Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest Actor of the YearThe Wrestler (2008)
2008Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBreakthrough Performance of the YearThe Wrestler (2008)
2008ICP AwardIndiewire Critics' PollBest Lead PerformanceThe Wrestler (2008)
2008KCFCC AwardKansas City Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorThe Wrestler (2008)
2008OFCC AwardOklahoma Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorThe Wrestler (2008)
2008SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActorThe Wrestler (2008)
2008SFFCC AwardSan Francisco Film Critics CircleBest ActorThe Wrestler (2008)
2008TFCA AwardToronto Film Critics Association AwardsBest Performance, MaleThe Wrestler (2008)
2008UFCA AwardUtah Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorThe Wrestler (2008)
2008WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorThe Wrestler (2008)
2008WFCC AwardWomen Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorThe Wrestler (2008)
2006Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActorSin City (2005)
2006CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorSin City (2005)
2006OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActorSin City (2005)
2005Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest Supporting Actor of the YearSin City (2005)
2005Audience AwardIrish Film and Television AwardsBest International ActorSin City (2005)
1990Special MentionYoga AwardsWorst Foreign ActorFrancesco (1989)
1987Jupiter AwardJupiter AwardBest International ActorAngel Heart (1987)
1983BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest Supporting ActorDiner (1982)
1983NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest Supporting ActorDiner (1982)

Nominated Awards

2014BloodGuts UK Horror AwardBloodGuts UK Horror AwardsBest Supporting Actor/ActressSin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)
2011MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest VillainIron Man 2 (2010)
2010Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsLead Actor of the DecadeThe Wrestler (2008)
2010IOFCP AwardInternational Online Film Critics' PollBest Actor of the DecadeThe Wrestler (2008)
2010Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie: VillainIron Man 2 (2010)
2009OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Leading RoleThe Wrestler (2008)
2009Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest ActorThe Wrestler (2008)
2009Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorThe Wrestler (2008)
2009Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest ActorThe Wrestler (2008)
2009Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsLead ActorThe Wrestler (2008)
2009OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest ActorThe Wrestler (2008)
2009Prism AwardPrism AwardsPerformance in a Feature FilmThe Wrestler (2008)
2009ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading RoleThe Wrestler (2008)
2009VFCC AwardVancouver Film Critics CircleBest ActorThe Wrestler (2008)
2008EDA AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest ActorThe Wrestler (2008)
2008EDA Special Mention AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsUnforgettable MomentThe Wrestler (2008)
2008EDA Special Mention AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest Depiction of Nudity or SexualityThe Wrestler (2008)
2008Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsFavorite Celebrity of the Year
2008HFCS AwardHouston Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActorThe Wrestler (2008)
2008Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Motion Picture, DramaThe Wrestler (2008)
2008SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest ActorThe Wrestler (2008)
2006Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleSin City (2005)
2006Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastSin City (2005)
2005Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Supporting Role, DramaSin City (2005)
2005SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest Supporting ActorSin City (2005)
1991Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ActorDesperate Hours (1990)
1988Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Male LeadBarfly (1987)

2nd Place Awards

2009NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest ActorThe Wrestler (2008)
2008DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorThe Wrestler (2008)
2008LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorThe Wrestler (2008)
2008NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorThe Wrestler (2008)
2008SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorThe Wrestler (2008)
2008VVFP AwardVillage Voice Film PollBest ActorThe Wrestler (2008)

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